Meet Your Delegate

Mark Sickles

Now serving in his twentieth year in Virginia’s House, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) continues to focus on affordable health care coverage for all, expanded voting access, sensible gun safety measures, equality for all people, and transportation solutions for Northern Virginia. As the ranking member of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources, he is working with a great team to expand access and to improve Virginia’s mental health, substance abuse, and disability services.

  • Committee Assignments & Legislative Work
  • Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee; Appropriations Committee, Privileges and Elections Committee, and Rules Committee.
  • Health and Human Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Joint Rules Subcommittee; Transportation and Public Safety Appropriations Subcommittee; Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • Subcommittee #2; Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #2
  • Serves as a budget conferee. Worked to pass Medicaid Expansion, secure teacher pay raises, an optional college tuition freeze in current budget. He secured funding for the National Museum of
  • the U.S. Army, Gunston Hall, GMU’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Mason Neck State Park, various Disability Community requests, Virginia’s hospitals and long-term care facilities, and resources to combat COVID-19.
  • Chair, Governor’s Aerospace Advisory Council
  • Member, Joint Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources Oversight
  • Member, Joint Committee on the Closure of Training Centers
  • Member, Major Employment and Investment (MEI) Project Approval Commission
  • Member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates
  • Member, Prescription Drug Pricing Workgroup

Additionally, Delegate Sickles:

  • Currently serving 10th term in the Virginia House of Delegates; elected official since 2004
  • Former Deputy Minority Leader & Caucus Chair
  • Represents the 17th House District (Kingstowne, Franconia, Huntington, Lorton)
  • Served on Fairfax County Library Board for 11 years
  • Served on ‘United Community’ Board for 6 years, and as Board President
  • Served on several school and park bond referenda committees
  • Volunteer legislative assistant to Delegate Gladys Keating for three sessions
  • Lee District Coordinator for State Senator Joe Gartlan, 1991
  • Former Co-Chair of Lee District Democratic Committee
  • Former Chair, Fairfax County Democratic Committee
  • Former Member, State Central Democratic Committee